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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 17, 2014, 02:46:30 PM
Can you perhaps give us an artist's rendering?
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 16, 2014, 06:48:42 PM
Depressing sex that's no fun for the woman?  Dude, that's 90 percent of the internet.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 16, 2014, 06:17:06 PM
...fans who attend showings in a trench coat.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 16, 2014, 05:31:55 PM
You've never watched Fringe?  

Oh man, you're in for a big treat called Walter.  John Noble not winning an Emmy for that role was criminal.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 16, 2014, 04:59:16 PM
I'll say.  It only lists Lovelace on mine now!
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 16, 2014, 04:38:54 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 15, 2014, 06:37:32 PM

I have started Parks and Recreation and finished Season 1, but it hasn't grabbed me enough that I'm itching to get back to it. We also started Once Upon a Time but we're only about 5 episodes in.

Parks and Recreation isn't my favorite comedy, but it is a good one.  It doesn't have the laugh out loud, insanely genius heights of an Arrested Development or a Community.  But it does have Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer...two of the best supporting comic characters in a sitcom working today.
7  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: A quick look at some new games on: September 11, 2014, 03:44:20 PM
Hoplomachus is a game I've looked at in the past.  I like the idea of it (especially since Ricky Royal of Ricky's Box of Delights put it in his top 10 best solo games video review a little while ago), but the cost is keeping me away.  Especially since you can't seem to get it at online retailer prices. 
8  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 11, 2014, 03:09:09 PM
You have cards as a stand in for the miniatures in Death Angel, but you could easily replace those cards with miniatures.
9  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 10, 2014, 05:30:30 PM
Yup, love me some Death Angel.

I have the 3rd edition of Space Hulk that was released years ago.  Unfortunately, the damn tiles started warping almost minutes after I unpacked it.  It's not unplayable, but it is certainly annoying.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 05:28:23 PM
iPocketWatch?
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 05:21:34 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 09, 2014, 10:48:59 PM

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The idea that it not require a phone is ludicrous.

It may be ludicrous with today's technology, but in my opinion it's the only way these things will ever be worth a damn. I'm not spending $350 to carry around a piece of equipment that offers the same functionality as my phone as long as I'm also carrying around my phone.

Yup.  My thoughts exactly.

While the idea that I could finally live the dream that I first had when I saw Elroy Jetson watching TV on his watch years ago is seductive, it's not 350 dollars for the watch, another <?>$ for the phone seductive.
12  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: September 10, 2014, 05:09:41 PM
 icon_lol

keyboard...ruined.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, um, Jack the Ripper is Solved on: September 08, 2014, 07:27:22 PM
Whew, I was beginning to worry that the trail had turned cold.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [comics] New 52 - what is it exactly? on: September 05, 2014, 02:58:33 PM
<facepalm>
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I quit smoking... Again... on: September 05, 2014, 02:56:04 PM
I'm at about 6 or 7 years myself.  Honestly, the best way to quit is to just quit.  I tried the gums, the wellbutrin and others.  But they never took hold.  Eventually though, I just got tired of the smell and constantly being out of breath.  

Give it about a month.  Then hang out with someone who smokes.  If you don't get immediately embarrassed after realizing what your non-smoking friends had to deal with when you were around and a smoker, I'll be surprised.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Information Society fan? I have news for you.... on: September 04, 2014, 07:55:30 PM
Time to dust off my keyboard tie and break out the aquanet.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 8th Series - Goodbye Matt, Hello Peter! on: September 03, 2014, 04:44:00 PM
Tennant was a fantastic doctor (and my second favorite after Baker).  He wasn't the problem.  The real issued was that they tried to create another Rose instead of following the series' long established history of mixing it up with different types of characters.  They soon realized that mistake though and grabbed the utterly fantastic Donna for a tragically too short run.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hollywood will reboot anything - Underworld on: August 29, 2014, 06:22:03 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 29, 2014, 04:09:10 PM

I would be interested if they rebooted it more as a serious drama instead of a matrix inspired action movie…


Sort of like Terms of Endearment or perhaps Fried Green Tomatoes...but with vampires and werewolves?  I could see that working. 
19  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [Ukraine] Crimea River on: August 29, 2014, 05:15:39 PM
I had to chuckle at Chizhov's assertion that NATO's satellite images showing Russian troops in the Ukraine were taken from a video game.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hollywood will reboot anything - Underworld on: August 28, 2014, 07:08:39 PM
Movies were a fun idea.  Unfortunately they handed them to Len Wiseman.  The poor man's Zack Snyder. 
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood on: August 28, 2014, 02:50:27 PM
I have to agree mostly with rritchard.  Although I found the Hoyt/Jessica resolution completely forced. 

Problem 1:  We're introduced to the HepV virus which apparently drives vamps insane and turns them into bloodthirsty beasts.  Well, for the first three episodes.  Then it's just like any normal disease and just kills you slowly from then on.  Way to completely discard a major story element without even a shred of an explanation.

Problem 2:  Remember the reasons why Hoyt was mind wiped and sent off?  He became murderously possessive of Jessica, for god's sake.  But hey, no need to worry about previous story elements, as problem 1 proved.

Problem 3: Would it have killed them to have at least SOME action in the series finale?  I've seen episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show that had more excitement.

Problem 4:  Oh, there's Lafayette.  He's at the dinner table.  Maybe the hands down fan favorite will get a speech or som....oh, nope. 

The show was, as someone on Qto3 wrote, creatively bankrupt the last few seasons.  Good riddance.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Strain on: August 26, 2014, 06:08:16 PM
I found it interesting that the two women and the two kids didn't seem phased by the appearance of their savior.  Although to be fair, I guess once you see your dad dead and your mom trying to kill you with a 12 foot long snake tongue, lizard guy with buckteeth is sort of like seeing Rick Astley suddenly appear.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 8th Series - Goodbye Matt, Hello Peter! on: August 26, 2014, 01:23:44 PM
The first half was just a complete mess.  The second half was a bit better, but what the hell, Moffat?  I remember when you used to write coherent, fun stories.  Now you're so obsessed with being the British Joss Whedon that you're sacrificing any attempt at a sensical story to the gods of the story arc...and them gods ain't helpin' ya. 

Please, just go back to being the guy who wrote Blink.  Please?
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go to a mirror. Look into it. Inhale deeply through only your nose. on: August 25, 2014, 05:32:35 PM
I initially hoped that this was leading to the assertion that if you said U2K three times, he'd reappear.
25  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Kids say the darndest things... on: August 25, 2014, 04:34:26 PM
Well, on a whim, I checked out that father's facebook page this morning.  No less than 3 posts comparing Hillary Clinton and Obama to Hitler, and two posts that refer to the Ferguson protestors as "zoo animals".   thumbsdown
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go to a mirror. Look into it. Inhale deeply through only your nose. on: August 25, 2014, 01:13:17 PM
Go to a mirror.  Look into it.  Inhale deeply and ask yourself, "Where do I really stand on the critical topic of hot dogs?"  Then punch yourself in the forehead repeatedly until you lose consciousness.
27  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 22, 2014, 11:36:26 AM
Yup.  When rip even says himself that he just likes to "stir the pot" I find his claims above completely laughable.
28  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 21, 2014, 05:55:02 PM

Quote from: Rip on August 21, 2014, 05:38:00 PM

This forum should be renamed to "Echo Chamber"

It should be called "Rip's Retreat" considering you only show up here after getting your behind handed to you at OO and need to vent.   Tongue
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Better Life Index Tool Tells You Which Country Is Best For You on: August 21, 2014, 04:45:50 PM
I got Lidsville.  Where the hell is that?
30  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 20, 2014, 06:27:00 PM


So this WASN'T a documentary?
31  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 19, 2014, 12:33:55 AM
This is still one of my favorite things.  Fox news panel slamming Palin's show from a years ago while off air.  The best is the commentator who said she's heard it described as "like The Sound of Music without the Nazis, without the romance and without the music.".
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Norway on: August 13, 2014, 06:25:29 PM
Why not?

But seriously, I'm sure that in the course of the film, the reason for the name would be revealed. 

Or not.  If you've seen Dogtooth, you'd know the makers of that movie are very, very eccentric. 

Which is why this film may just crack under the weight of its oddness and fail completely.  But the trailer...the trailer has intrigued me.
33  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GoG and GMG Weeklong Sales on: August 13, 2014, 06:13:48 PM
GMG has Age of Mythology the Extended Edition on sale for 10.19 right now.  I do love me some Mythologizing in my RTS's.
34  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 13, 2014, 05:03:13 PM
What kind of DPS are we talking about?
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Norway on: August 13, 2014, 03:08:51 PM
It could be a total train wreck, but it just looks so unique that I have to give it a try. 

There's a low budget vampire film from the 90's called Blood and Donuts that I caught on late night tv once that I still remember to this day.  This film gives me kind of the same vibe.  If you can find that film anywhere, I suggest checking it out.  It's not great, but it's certainly fun.
36  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 13, 2014, 02:24:56 PM
Yes, but can they dual wield?
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [movie] Norway on: August 13, 2014, 02:24:05 PM
From the production team behind the extraordinarily eccentric film Dogtooth, comes a film about a vampire who has to dance to keep his heart beating and his adventures in the underbelly of 1980's Athens, Greece.

At least, that's how it's being marketed.  The trailer is just so incredibly odd and beautiful at the same time that I can't help but want to see this immediately.  It's playing at this year's FantasticFest, which is how I learned about it. 

Definitely a film I'm going to keep an eye out for.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hard West - tactical shooter in the old west on: August 12, 2014, 08:26:22 PM
Just a heads up on this one.  You're not actually funding the creation of the game shown. At least not directly.  You're actually giving the designer money that will help them remain open so they can hopefully work on the game you're seeing.

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As mentioned in the Video (soon with subtitles!) (sorry!) we don't expect a full production funding. We need a kickstart. The funds from our last finished project are running late and we need a bridge to get across. Owing to our publisher, it wasn't revealed yet and we have to bootstrap through KS, else we risk going out of the market/miss paying our bills BEFORE you even get to hear the title.

Absolutely worst case scenario - $70k will allow us to survive until we can publish a solid EA containing what you saw in the trailer and the 6-scenario campaign, we go down, PlayWay wraps it up.

Best case scenario, there's a lot of awesome stuff for us just around the corner, if we can only get there:

We'll get the final batch of funds for finishing our last project - 100% sure, but date remains unknown
Our RTS project gets released, and starts selling
Early Access sells
This campaign draws attention of investment partners to us (this is actually already happening, nothing solid yet though, we just started talking)
I've prepared a specialistic finance diagram for expert econominsts only, clearly depicting the situation and use of the kickstarter funds:
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 12, 2014, 05:57:11 PM
Well, .02 percent of the population can't be wrong!   Tongue
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/11) on: August 12, 2014, 05:55:29 PM
The biggest draw of Gencon for me is the demos.  There's nothing like sitting down to play a game you've never heard of and discovering that it's a gem.  Then waltzing off with a copy and lording it over everyone back home in your gaming group until they inevitably stop calling you and eventually have you physically removed from their front porch when you show up at a game night you weren't invited to with your game....

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